AORE Annual Report 2016 | Page 2

To influence, educate and provide value to diverse populations and communities through accessible learning opportunities in the natural environment.

To cultivate relationships that strengthen and expand the Association so it can provide strategic professional development and connection to the industry and our partners.



To design and deliver transformational learning opportunities that advance individuals, programs and organizations in the field of outdoor and adventure education.


To build and maintain an integrated and thriving, volunteer-driven national organization that embraces open communication and shared leadership.







Strategic Pillars

The mission of the Association is to provide opportunities for professionals and students in the field of outdoor recreation and education to exchange information, promote the preservation and conservation of the natural environment, and address issues common to college, university, community, military, and other not-for-profit outdoor recreation and education programs.

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education is the premier Association in the outdoor profession. By bringing together individuals and organizations, AORE contributes to a global community that fosters a culture of professionalism, collaboration and environmental stewardship. Through our Association, we actively engage in and impact the issues and policies that affect our membership and industry.